Falcons Fans Ask Saints Fans for Paper Bags Friday, Dec 14 2007 

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‘Twas an LSU Christmas Tuesday, Dec 4 2007 

By: Unknown

Twenty four days before Christmas, in a state in the south,
Les Miles was pissed as he opened his mouth.
“Miles to Michigan,” was reported as fact.
To which Miles responded, “Herbie you don’t know jack!”

The Tigers had suffered a gut wrenching loss,
At the hands of McFadden and the rest of the hogs.
And Bo in his sweatshirt, and Miles in his Hat.
Were determined to prove they were better than that!

When the Tennessee Vols ran out on the field,
There were ruckus applause from the mentally ill.
Still in the locker room, Les told his team,
“This season ain’t over. We still have a dream.”

The hurt throwing arm of QB Matt Flynn
Meant Ryan was the man they put their faith in.
Then the fans all heard, what Les said in the Dome.
“I ain’t goin’ anywhere. I’m happy. I’m Home!”

The fans were still thinking “This might be a trick.”
’til someone pointed out “Hey, this guy ain’t Nick!”
The Hat took the field for this championship game,
And he brought all his Tigers, and called them by name;

“Now, Hester! Now, Early! Now, Highsmith and Putt!
Let’s let ‘er rip and shut these guys up!
Take to the field Men! Give it your all!
Then later we’ll watch numbers 1 & 2 fall.”

The fans still weren’t sure as to what team would show,
The Virginia Tech game seemed like so long ago.
But there in the stands, the fans they did cheer,
As Perrilloux played his game of the year.

While out in Ar-Kansas, the hogs claimed the boot,
The Tigers were focused on far better loot.
With the game knotted up, Ainge threw a quick out
But Zenon was ready and took six to the house.

He wore a LSU jacket, and a white turtle neck,
The same as he wore when his team beat La Tech.
With the hat on his head, and a childish grin,
Les put his team in the title picture again.

His smile-how it widened! as Pitt won its game!
He cheered Oklahoma, when it did the same.
The stars were aligning, it couldn’t be true.
Turns out Miles WAS destined, to play O-S-U.

With a month to prepare and a month to heal up,
We’re all pretty sure which team will show up.
He ain’t going to Michigan, and we’re sure of that.
But Tressel and the Buckeyes should still Fear the Hat.

On December first, he called L-S-U home.
Then set up the Tigers, to play again in the Dome.
It soon will be legend, how Les started that day,
“Can’t talk now. . . . I’m busy. . . . [Y’all] have a GREAT day!”

The Twelve Days of Post-Katrina Christmas (Part Deux) Thursday, Dec 14 2006 

Trina Beck (no it’s not short for Katrina) has composed a terrific Twelve Days of Post-Katrina Christmas (Part Deux). It’s made all the more special because it links to The Weathers Report’s recent story on the Uptown New Orleans streetlight situation. Enjoy.

Downtown Revitalization Wednesday, May 31 2006 

If a newly unveiled downtown revitalization project becomes reality, upper Poydras Street will be transformed into a National Jazz Center, including a six-block park with an amphitheater, education center, and rehearsal studios. The lime green 50’s-era city hall and courthouse would be vacated and moved across the street, and a tailgating park would be built over a new tunnel on Poydras Street.

Unfortunately, the Army Corps of Engineers, having realized its incompetence in building the levees necessary to protect the city, is expected the lobby against the plan in favor of its own design. Thanks to John H. Musser V for forwarding it:

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Hurricane Humor Tuesday, May 9 2006 

It hasn't been the requisite 22.3 years, but Hurricane Katrina jokes have been making the rounds since the days after the storm. Here's a mild one from Dick Derbes of Baton Rouge. Perhaps he heard it from Smiley Anders.

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St. Peter reports to work one morning at the Pearly Gates and discovers a huge crowd waiting to come inside. Based on the odd accents and disproportionate number of old Aaron Brooks jerseys – his favorite team is the Saints – he quickly realizes the entire flock is from New Orleans. He rushes to God's office to find out what to do.

God tells him the bad news. "A terrible storm has hit the Gulf Coast. Then the levees breached and New Orleans was flooded. Hundreds of people died and are headed this way. Just make sure they're comfortable and process them through as quickly as possible."

Peter takes a moment to reflect on this astonishing development and hurries back to his post. A moment later, he frantically races back into God's office. "GOD!!! THEY'RE GONE!!!," he cries.

"What????, God exclaims in shock. "The people are GONE???"

"NO," says Peter. "THE PEARLY GATES!!!"